Mac photographers make lasting impression in ATPI Fall Contest

In a competition that elicited 4,700 entries from 100 schools across the nation, world, McCallum image makers capture a dozen awards

Gergő Major, “One in a million” first place, open advanced

McCallum photojournalists earned 12 awards in the 2022 Association of Texas Photography Instructors Fall Contest.

The ATPI fall contest elicits stiff competition, more than 4,700 entries in the 28 award categories from 100 schools. The entries came not only from student photographers in Texas but also from California, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oregon and Guam.

Junior Gergő Major earned four of the McCallum awards, two for individual images and two for five-image portfolios.

All of the winners as well as their honored images are included below as this week’s Tuesday Top 10 photo essay. Technically, it’s two top 10s because there were a total of 20 images that were selected as winners, 10 individual images and two five-image portfolios.

Winner’s Gallery

JoJo Barnard, “A sweet surprise”

second place, student life



Julia Copas, “Point taken”

first place, sports reaction



Jolie Gabriel, “Raider repellent”

third place, sports action



Lillian Gray, “Excedrin headlock”

second place, sports action



Chloe Lewcock, “A blur”

first honorable mention, time exposure



Gergő Major, “One in a million”

first place, open



Gergő Major, “Moments in black and white”

third place, portfolio




Gergő Major, “Portraits in living color”

honorable mention, portfolio



Gergő Major, “To the victors”

honorable mention, sports reaction



Charlie Partheymuller, “Pink Week money shot”

honorable mention, student life



Lexi Ramos, “Knights 51, Raptors 32”

honorable mention, sports action



Clara Williams, “Underwater sunshine”

first place, travel